Jennifer Barrios

Washington, D.C.

Assignment editor on the Metro desk

Education: University of California at Berkeley, bachelor's degree in mass communications; University of California at Berkeley, master's degree in journalism

Jennifer Barrios is an assignment editor on the Metro desk, where she works with reporters on the government and politics beats. Previously, she was a reporter covering Montgomery County. Before coming to The Washington Post, Barrios was an editor and reporter at Newsday on Long Island, and a reporter at the Austin (Tex.) American-Statesman.
Latest from Jennifer Barrios

Rockville men’s shelter evacuated after vibrations led to mysterious illnesses

Workers, shelter residents apparently sickened by activity at a nearby landfill over several months.

May 31, 2019

Trash company protests losing bid for garbage contract in Montgomery County

Unity Disposal and the union that represents its workers say the company unfairly lost a garbage contract to Republic Services.

May 28, 2019

For hours over Mother’s Day weekend, Montgomery police and fire crews struggled to communicate

The 14-hour outage of the radio system illustrates the urgent need for an upgrade, officials say.

May 26, 2019

After wrestling with unions and school funding, Montgomery council passes budget

No tax rate increase in the $5.8 billion Montgomery County budget that passed this week.

May 24, 2019

Montgomery police say they need more time to provide details of n-word incident

County political leaders are demanding information about an officer’s use of a racial slur outside a McDonald’s in White Oak.

May 17, 2019

Montgomery council approves modified union contract, after rejecting earlier raises

Council also approves in straw vote an enhanced funding package for public schools.

May 13, 2019

Fallout continues from ‘disturbing’ video showing officer using the n-word

Police have not identified the officer or said whether she faces disciplinary action after the incident.

May 10, 2019

Montgomery County police investigate after video surfaces of white officer using n-word

The incident took place after a group of people were questioned in Silver Spring.

May 9, 2019

Ahead on recycling, this Maryland suburb is grappling with other types of trash

A campaign promise to close Montgomery County’s waste incinerator is proving complicated to keep.

May 9, 2019

Montgomery first in region to require outside police probe of officer-involved deaths

Council member Will Jawando said he wanted to increase community trust after fatal shooting of an African American man.

May 7, 2019